Pep Guardiola dismissed the tag of Man City being favourites to win the Champions League this season.
City received their 19th straight sport in all competitions as they beat Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0.
It was a dominant efficiency by Man City in Budapest as they took management of their last-16 tie.
Joao Cancelo supplied a beautiful help to teammate Bernardo Silva within the first half and so they by no means appeared like relinquishing management.
The second was added by Gabriel Jesus after one more Cancelo cross discovered Silva, however this time he headed to the striker as a substitute of going for aim.
The consequence provides City two essential away aim heading into the second leg in three weeks time with a spot within the quarter-final up for grabs.
The Champions League has been the competitors that has eluded Guardiola at City and this season may very well be their finest likelihood of claiming it.
When requested it his facet had been favourites, Guardiola instructed BT Sport: ”Once I see Bayern, I wouldn’t assume so. I say once more, my goal is West Ham. For a very long time we considering each sport we attempt to win from Cheltenham to Outdated Trafford. Subsequent problem is West Ham at 12.30.
“If the individuals say that we have now to just accept it however [we are] the group who solely arrives as soon as within the semi ultimate in ten years. If they are saying we are able to win it, no downside.”
On City’s efficiency towards Gladbach, Guardiola added: “Normally was good, we managed the sport aside from one motion on the finish. Sadly at the moment we weren’t medical upfront, once we had been 1 v 1 and that’s one thing we have now to enhance on this competitors.
“First leg is all the time tougher however on this competitors we don’t have many probabilities and upfront we have now to be extra medical. The one towards one or towards the defenders we weren’t capable of even dribble. On this competitors it’s important to be excellent to undergo.”
Requested how City have gone on their sensational 19-match profitable run, Pep responded: “We have now some huge cash to purchase numerous unimaginable gamers.”